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#1 ScanmanDan

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Posted 30 January 2016 - 07:43 AM

Just got this one ready for paint shop this morning.  Nice little kit let down somewhat by very basic instructions.

 

Wheels kept separate to make it easier to paint.

 

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Trailer works as full size - pull a pin and the trailer drops away, very cool and over engineered in that special german way ;)

 

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I should have some fun painting this one.

 

Plan is to have it towed behind my Bedford.

 

Thanks for looking in.

 

Dan


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Posted 30 January 2016 - 10:08 PM

Very cool. I'll soon be ordering the Nuts and Bolts, as well as WWP books on the Flak 38 guns. Since I have both weapons in 1:6 scale, I'll need all the references I can find, plus I just really like these Flak guns.


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#3 ScanmanDan

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Posted 30 January 2016 - 11:03 PM

I'll be looking forward to seeing your progress in 1/6th scale - Too cool for school!

 

Funny thing is I used pictures of the 1/6th scale builds to figure out how all the parts of the gun went together after the instructions to the kit left me baffled. :D

 

Now I just have to figure out how to hold this tiny thing so I can paint it.  the whole lots not much bigger than a Tamiya paint jar and there are not many hidden spots.

 

Dan


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Posted 31 January 2016 - 10:52 PM

When I use flats, I simply hold it in my hand, spray the rest, let dry and repeat.


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Posted 03 February 2016 - 11:57 AM

Dan,

 

Look forward to this super subject of yours.

 

waiting to se how you tackle the detailed painting..

 

Sure will be back to see More.

 

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Posted 03 February 2016 - 01:18 PM

Dan

Wonderful progress and always a pleasure to enjoy work of various subjects so perfectly done

Keep 'em coning

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Posted 03 February 2016 - 05:40 PM

Granted, you may not need the reference for this particular project, but the WWP book will come in very handy should you ever do the 1:6 kit.


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Posted 06 March 2016 - 08:51 PM

Dropping by to check in..  how goes it Sir. :popcorn:


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#9 ScanmanDan

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 12:25 PM

While I'm mucking' about with some cleaning up I thought I'd push this one along.  I've worked out the idea for a little base that needed a small tree.  I started knocking one up from bits I have had around the shop.  I am trying one of those paper foliage sets which I think I might be able to get attached in something a little less than a zillion hours.  I am posting my progress after about 5 hours of work getting the trunk bashed and starting to glue on the foliage.  I have learn a bit and know what I'd do different next time, but I think it's coming out okay.  What do you think?

 

Progress;

 

Checking the height. ;)

 

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If my eyes don't burn out I'll get the rest of the foliage on tomorrow.

 

Thanks for looking in.

 

Dan


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Posted 05 January 2018 - 07:46 PM

I love it, Dan,... very cool indeed. (I really need to get back to work on my own big flak gun.)


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Posted 05 January 2018 - 11:59 PM

Awesome!

 

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 06:40 AM

Thanks Kevin and yes you do need to get that Flak of yours finished because it's a freaking good model that deserves to be completed.  I'd love to see you get it all painted up.  Just don't mention my Pak36 'cause I'll just start blubbing ;) .

 

Gaz, thanks :)  I think that as a proof of concept it is getting there.  I have the materials worked out I just need to go and look at some real trees because I really mucked up the armature.  I am delighted to find out that you can edge glue these little leaf bits to a vertical surface with some careful mucking about.  Next time my armature will have much more verticality.

 

Progress?

 

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I need to add some more leaves, especially ones above and below the plane of the branches.  That's why I always like to try new things.  To find out what NOT to do.

 

Thanks for dropping in for a look.

 

Dan


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Posted 09 January 2018 - 09:51 AM

Progress;

 

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Last couple of days getting the base knocked into some kind of shape.  All those tiny little bits of cork were driving me nuts in the end.  I do think it might just look okay once I get some paint on it.  I am working out what to add to this scene but at the very least it looks somewhat like what I had envisaged before I started.

 

Thanks for looking in.

 

Dan


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Posted 09 January 2018 - 08:57 PM

Looks excellent, Dan. As far as what to add, sand bags, empty 20mm shell casings and magazines, etc.


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 04:57 AM

Progress;

 

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And I have started the figures.  Lots of scraping to get the details sharper and open up the cuff,etc.

 

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I have another figure in the works so we'll see if I can get them to look okay.

 

Thanks for looking in.


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